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  • Taking to the skies with Human Powered Aircraft

    Author: Lewis Rawlinson, leader of our Bath University Man Powered AirCraft (BUMPAC) team - In February 2015 seven Aerospace Engineering students were tasked to design a Human Powered Aircraft from scratch. The BUMPAC team designed an innovative aircraft with rigid...

  • The problem of comfort in prosthetics

    Author: Oscar Rovira (2nd year Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student) - There are thousands of amputations per year in war-torn countries due to mines. The current process of multiple castings and weeks of testing for every individual prosthetic limb...

  • Algorithms to improve medical imaging

    Author: Ander Biguri, PhD student from our Engineering Tomography Lab -  Having clear, non-blurred images is key for medical imaging, especially during radiation therapy. Knowing the exact location of a tumour helps to target treatment and protect healthy tissue. Motion...

  • Men in Pool & Other Stories

    Author: Hanna Stina-Sonts A short overview of what I’ve been working on over the past month and more about the construction business game MERIT that our team from BuroHappold participated in. Merit Competition Throughout March and April, I took part...

  • A Key Ingredient in Ice Cream Production...

    Author: Clodagh Chapman - I am now 10 months in to my placement with Unilever, and life in the Ice Cream Global Design Centre has not been easy! Since my last blog post, I have started working on a number...

  • Rolling On

    Author: Ben Mitchell - A shorter working month than usual this time as I have been off work for the previous week and a half skiing to celebrate my 21st, the joys of being able to take holiday when you...

  • Everyday life at the Buro

    Author: Hanna Stina-Sonts - In my second post about my placement in the London Structures department of BuroHappod Engineering, I talk a bit more about what I do on day-to-day basis at work and the projects I have been involved in....

  • A Cool New Placement

    Author: Ben Mitchell - One month into my second placement and I’ve now got my head around what my new team does and, after a slow start, finally have some work to sink my teeth into. My new team is...

  • Changing Tracks

    Author: Ben Mitchell - This second blog is later than I had planned, mainly due to the hectic month I have just finished with the Asset & Operational Support team. Four months have flown by, and so too did my...

  • Part time blogger, full time engineer

    Author: Hanna-Stina Sonts - My first introductory post with some key points of my placement with BuroHappold Engineering in London.   Hi! My name is Hanna and I am a Civil Engineering student on placement with BuroHappold in London. It’s been...